May 8, 2016

R.I.P. Isao Tomita

I found some of his records at a thrift store when I was a kid and have been a fan ever since. There's some special sort of magic in his music. Sad to see him go.

April 25, 2016

Creatures of Yes - Tom

I was a little ambivalent about putting out such a stripped down episode of Creatures of Yes. But then I thought maybe it was a nice breather and a little contrast to the rest of the videos in the series. I think it's also a nice introduction to Tom, who we would need a little one on one time with to really get to know him. Most of the other characters get in there naturally, but he's a bit more reserved. 

April 23, 2016

Time in a Bottle

Well, gosh! I don't remember seeing this as a kid on the Muppet Show. Maybe it wouldn't resonate so much with a little kid, but watching it now in middle age - I think it's possibly the most brilliant thing I've ever seen Jim Henson do. It's super sad and kind of funny at the same time. And I love all the technical elements - stirring actual liquids, then drinking them! The whole set is so intricate and kinetic. Love it.

Also - sorry about so many videos these days! Every post is a video! I wonder if it has anything to do with my journey into the world of video production? Probably. Anyway, I'll try to at least write something in each post.


This song is incredible! I guess I've heard it before, but... I don't know. I love it.

April 21, 2016

Can It Be?.... An RS-09?

I was listening to the soundtrack today for Full Circle when I thought I heard a Roland RS-09. What do you think?

The string sound that comes in around 2:35. The way the envelope cuts off the previous not when it goes to a new one. I think it's an RS-09. 

A few years ago I had a similar revelation while listening to a North of Cornwallis song. I asked Lester if it was in fact an RS-09 and he confirmed it was! I don't even remember what NOC song it was, but they are a terrific band, lest ye forget:

Well, gosh now that I am listening to this song. Check out the lead at 2:18. Must be an RS-09. It must.

Why do I even care?